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When To Start Looking For Your Next Dallas Apartment!

When it comes to finding a badass apartment, townhome, loft and upscale condo that fulfills your every want and need, we’re the best apartment locators in Dallas for the job! We eliminate the hassle of finding a place on your own by doing all the heavy lifting for you… AKA we run detailed apartment searches after getting to know you and what you might dig the most.

Deciding whether or not to re-sign your lease at your current apartment can be a tough decision. All your stuff is already where it belongs and moving can be such a hassle. BUT your rent is typically raised after your first year and you’ll probably lose all the great specials you received when you moved in! So when is it time to start looking for a new place? We’ve got all the details for you.

HOW DOES YOUR 60 DAY NOTICE WORK?

Leasing offices usually want you to give them a 60 day notice so they can put your apartment back on the market to be leased by someone else. If you’re looking to sign a new lease, give us a call about 2 weeks prior to your 60 day notice so we can chat with you about potential options and if you decide to move out, we can find you availability shortly after the 60 day point. If you decided to look too early, keep in mind that you might be losing out on ‘look and lease’ specials and the pricing will not be accurate. We always tell our clients to just screen shot us anything you find on the internet and we can add it to the list of places to check when the time comes! If you already gave your notice and waited until the last minute, no worries! We can help you with an ASAP, “I need to move today!” situation!

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WHEN CAN YOU LEASE AT A BRAND NEW PROPERTY?

With new properties popping up all the time, we want you to be able to take advantage of the best ‘lease up’ specials! Brand new apartments will generally hold an apartment for 30-60 days, but in rare cases they can sometimes pre-lease up to 6 months out. There are pros and cons to pre-leasing that early though! You could run into construction issues and have your move in date pushed, or you could put money down on a spot too early and miss out on other potential options that might work better for you within your 60 day mark!

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KNOWING WHAT YOU WANT!

We can help you figure out exactly what you want, but it’s helpful for us to get a good idea of what you like. Do you hang out in a certain neighborhood on the reg? Do you need to be close to your job? Do you have a pitbull? Is having carpet a dealbreaker for you? Knowing these details in advance will help us find you a place that much faster!

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BE PREPARED TO APPLY!

We post a lot of awesome deals on social media (www.instagram.com/smartcityapts) and on our website but those deals can go super fast!! It’s best to always be prepared to apply somewhere if it’s a good price! We always tell our clients “if you love it, lease it”! We often have clients apply online without even looking at the place if the deal is awesome enough! Make sure you have income verification, an offer letter if you have a new job and proper ID with you as well. Also, prices can change daily so keep that in mind!

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Give us a shout when you’re ready to start looking at 214-586-0519 or fill out one of our apartment search forms to get set up with a badass agent!